This unit is designed for five 90 minute periods in US history or African American history.
Using an array of primary sources, as well as select secondary texts, students will investigate the history of segregation, desegregation, and multicultural school reforms in Portland, Oregon. The unit will explore the relationship between local community organizations and Portland Public Schools, having students evaluate the effectiveness of both groups in terms of school reform. In the culminating project students will create a three-minute policy proposal that they present as testimony in a Portland Public Schools Board meeting.
Portland Public Schools (Or.) -- Curricula, African Americans -- Oregon -- Portland -- History, Multicultural education -- Study and teaching
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | United States History
Gale, Melinda and Brown, Oliver, "Unit Plan: Examining the Struggle for an Equitable Education System in Portland, Oregon" (2015). African American History in Oregon: Lesson Plans. 1.